Ruth Da Silva
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: Stroke Research Group
3-4 Claremont Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
I am an occupational therapist with an interest in self-directed interventions and the use of technology to support rehabilitation. I am currently a co-investigator on the WAVES study which is a multi-centre pilot study evaluating the feasibility of integrating a wrist worn device to prompt stroke patients to increase activity of their stroke arm. The WAVES study will form the basis of my PhD thesis which has a focus on the evaluation of self-directed arm interventions and how accelerometer data can be utilised to inform and guide therapeutic interventions.
- Da-Silva R, van Wijck F, Shaw L, Rodgers H, Balaam M, Brkic L, Ploetz T, Jackson D, Ladha K, Price CI. Prompting arm activity after stroke: a clinical proof of concept study of wrist-worn accelerometers with a vibrating alert function. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering 2018, 5, 1-8.
- Da-Silva RH, Moore SA, Price CIM. A systematic review of self-directed therapy programmes for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke. In: UK Stroke Forum. 2017, Liverpool: SAGE. In Preparation.
- DaSilva RH, Moore S, Jamieson D, Balaam M, Brittain K, Brkic L, Ploetz T, Rodgers H, Shaw L, vanWijck F, Price C. Wrist worn accelerometers with vibrating-alert to prompt exercises after stroke (WAVES). In: The 2nd European Stroke Organisation Conference 2016. 2016, Barcelona, Spain: Sage Journals.
- Moore SA, Da Silva R, Balaam M, Brkic L, Jackson D, Jamieson D, Ploetz T, Rodgers H, Shaw L, van Wijck F, Price C. Wristband Accelerometers to motiVate arm Exercise after Stroke (WAVES): study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials 2016, 17, 508.